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I have just set up a Master Password on my iMac as I am concerned that anyone opening Firefox on my computer has access to my passwords. But it only worked once and now d… (read more)

I have just set up a Master Password on my iMac as I am concerned that anyone opening Firefox on my computer has access to my passwords. But it only worked once and now does not work even though I thought I was being careful to record the new password. How can I reset it or recover it or cancel it? I can still see logins and passwords on my iPad but concerned that the master password will sync with my iMac and not sure how to stop this. My iMac is 2009 and running OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)

Asked by Bruce 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Master Password Help

Ok, so apparently I have forgotten my master password. How I did this I have no clue since its the same password I use for everything, and I know its a bad idea, but I ju… (read more)

Ok, so apparently I have forgotten my master password. How I did this I have no clue since its the same password I use for everything, and I know its a bad idea, but I just wanted an extra layer in case someone stole my laptop.

So, since if I have forgotten my master password, that is the same as 99% of my other passwords, I CANNOT take the chance of just reseting it and losing all the others, cause surely I won't get them right. I know I won't be able to login into google they've refused to allow me access to my main account with them for months. I won't get into that stuffs just this stuff.

I've been reading through the site here, and have tried a thing or two but none of the questions really sound like what I need:

I've forgotten my master password, and I cannot reset it for fear of losing my other passwords which may have been forgot. I'm set as the default user and there are no other users for the computer or browser. Google has been a bear about letting me into my accounts there, so the fear of losing what I can access is real.

Thanks for reading, I appreciate what you guys are doing here in your free time. Let me know what you think, even if I'm screwed.

Asked by coloredgray198133 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Firefox won't stop prompting me for master password

Hello, Long-time Firefox user here. I'm running Firefox (version 75.0, auto-updates enabled) on a Windows 10 (Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362) desktop PC. I'm using the b… (read more)

Hello,

Long-time Firefox user here. I'm running Firefox (version 75.0, auto-updates enabled) on a Windows 10 (Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362) desktop PC. I'm using the built-in Firefox password manager, although as a general practice I do not log into it using my master password unless absolutely needed (for example, to check my email or Slack). For the vast majority of the general browsing I do, I stay logged out of my accounts.

This has worked just fine for years. However, lately Firefox keeps prompting me to enter my master password, and won't stop prompting me for my password while I'm browsing. Oftentimes I'll randomly receive the prompt, often on sites that should not be asking for a password, such as a blank New Tab or sites that don't have any associated data in my password manager.

What's frustrating is that, when I close the prompt, Firefox will immediately re-prompt me again to enter my master password, despite me not wanting to log in (or on some sites, not having an account or even a login page). It will keep repeating this prompt incessantly, sometimes for 5-6 times before going away briefly, only to reoccur when I navigate to a new site.

My browser is configured to be a bit more privacy-conscious, and I'm wondering if this may be causing this behavior. In Options > Privacy and Security, I've set Custom blocking for the following items: - Cookies (all third-party sites) - Tracking content (in all windows) - Cryptominers - Fingerprinters I have also set my browser to delete cookies and site data upon closure.

I am using the following plugins, with auto-updates enabled: uBlock Origin HTTPS Everywhere Privacy Badger Decentraleyes Cookie Autodelete Firefox Mult-Account Containers Facebook Container

I've searched the support forums for help on this topic and found the two articles below. However, after trying the offered solutions, neither fixed the underlying behavior. Also note that I am not using any third-party antivirus solutions, like ESET Internet Security and Avast, which have been known to cause similar issues with the Firefox password manager. Here are the articles I found: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-keeps-asking-me-master-password (I tried these steps and still had the same behavior happen) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1176785 (this just disables the Password Manager, something I ideally would not have to do to stop this behavior)

Can anyone provide any insight into why Firefox keeps doing this? I love Firefox but lately it's become a drag to use because of this. Thanks all.

Asked by andre.tom 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Why does Firefox ask for my master password on my laptop but not on my desktop?

I use a master password for my Firefox account. My desktop Firefox account only required me to enter my master password once and I have never, in the year or more since, … (read more)

I use a master password for my Firefox account. My desktop Firefox account only required me to enter my master password once and I have never, in the year or more since, had to enter it again. However on my laptop, I am constantly nagged to enter the master password each and ever time I open Firefox. And if I don't enter it and press cancel, it will eventually nag me a few seconds to a a few minutes later.

I've searched support and none of the suggestions have resolved the issue. I don't use AVG or Eset Internet Security. I followed the steps in the guide anyway but did not resolve the issue.

Thank you for your consideration.

My laptop: Microsoft Surface 6 i7-8650U, 8Gb RAM Windows 10 Home 64-bit version 1903 Firefox version 73.0.1

Asked by abejg 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 months ago

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'https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/firefox-fragt-immer-wieder-nach-master-passwort': Problem: this was no help

The above link tells me that, if I have the 'AVG Internet Security' software this problem would occur. But I do not have this software on my computer but rather the G-Dat… (read more)

The above link tells me that, if I have the 'AVG Internet Security' software this problem would occur. But I do not have this software on my computer but rather the G-Data Internet Security. When I followed the steps as outlined on your Internet site, the result is the same afterwords. As soon as I restart Firefox, the message pops up again and again that I should enter my master password. This only occurs after I installed the latest Firefox (71.0, 32-bit).

Asked by Herrmann 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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When I'm asked for my Master Pasword on my Windows computer/Firefox browser, I enter the correct password, but it's not being accepted.

When I need to use a website for which Firefox has a login stored, the usual box comes up asking for my Master Password. But it won't accepted my Master Password when I … (read more)

When I need to use a website for which Firefox has a login stored, the usual box comes up asking for my Master Password. But it won't accepted my Master Password when I enter it. And it won't let me cancel the box/request for Master Password. I know my password well as I use it on a daily basis. Nonetheless, I tried entering it into the popup box 6 times, and it's still not being accepted. Why has Firefox suddenly stopped accepting my Master Password. I am in desperate need of accessing several websites today that require logins that have been stored on Firefox.

Asked by catherine.rzecki 10 months ago

Last reply by Eve 10 months ago

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Sync not working with no master password

I did a Firefox restore due to suspect browser hijack ( it wasn't). All mu saved logins have been eraases so tried to do a manaul sync. This pops up a yellow bar along t… (read more)

I did a Firefox restore due to suspect browser hijack ( it wasn't). All mu saved logins have been eraases so tried to do a manaul sync.

This pops up a yellow bar along the top of the "Logins and Paswords" page saying "Please enter your master password to view saved logics and passwords" . I don't have a master password set so that makes little sense. To the right of the yellow bar is a button "login". if i click the button ther yellow bar goes away but there is no log in dialog.

What do I do to get Fiefox to sync?

Asked by CScotty 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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The masterpassword take over 30 seconds to show up.

Installed with no add on a nice fresh install, the master password takes over 30 seconds sometimes 2 minutes or more to show it. Meanwhile everything loads fast, and then… (read more)

Installed with no add on a nice fresh install, the master password takes over 30 seconds sometimes 2 minutes or more to show it. Meanwhile everything loads fast, and then I wait wand wait.. Ideas?

Asked by 4cordells 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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How can i disable putting master password everytime i open firefox

I only enabled master password so that anyone can't look up the passwords stored in "Saved Logins". But I was under the impression that if someone attempts to reveal my p… (read more)

I only enabled master password so that anyone can't look up the passwords stored in "Saved Logins". But I was under the impression that if someone attempts to reveal my passwords, master password will be required. But putting master password every time i open firefox is too much inconvenient for me.

Asked by Mugdho Sapiens 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox adding letters to master password

i have set up a master password, which get prompted when I start Firefox, but when I type in the password Firefox adds 4 characters before my typed characters. These 4 ch… (read more)

i have set up a master password, which get prompted when I start Firefox, but when I type in the password Firefox adds 4 characters before my typed characters. These 4 characters do not show up in the password box. If you enter a blank box - four dots appear. So I spend ages trying to get my password logged correctly. By this time Firefox brings up a no connection error message! I have tried changing the password but this has no effect. I seem to recall Firefox doing this a while back but it was sorted by next update. Any advise would be gratefully recieved as it driving me nuts now!

Asked by jizzer 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can't reset or eliminate master password. Only option is to live with the password pop up or delete the account (if I can)

1. Every time I was the browser I get a pop up requesting my master password. 2. I have chosen the option to eliminate the master password but the system isn't recognizin… (read more)

1. Every time I was the browser I get a pop up requesting my master password. 2. I have chosen the option to eliminate the master password but the system isn't recognizing my password so I can not accomplish this. 3. I try to reset my master password using copying and pasting "chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul" without the quotation marks of course. I press Enter but no reset page ever comes up so I am unable to reset the password. 4. I tried another option but can't recall exactly what it was (I've been at this way too long) where a code will be emailed to me. I've tried two different email acounts and checked spam. I never receive the code.

I guess I will have to either delete my account (if I'll even be able to without the password) and make a new account and import all my bookmarks or live that that password pop up forever. But...before I do that I'd really like to do things right by simply getting a new password. I've noticed many people with similar problems. What's is up? Love the browser but this is ridiculously complicated or impossible to reset a password.

Asked by anonymousman 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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FIrefox occasionally asks for a master password, in a dialog-box, in middle of its window, instead of dropdown -- Do I have malware ?

FIrefox occasionally asks for a master password, in a dialog-box, in middle of its window, instead of the usual drop-down from the top of its window -- Do I have malware … (read more)

FIrefox occasionally asks for a master password, in a dialog-box, in middle of its window, instead of the usual drop-down from the top of its window -- Do I have malware ?

( Can't uplaod the 1.6MB screenshot ) .

Asked by rsblanchard 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Why isn't there a delay on asking for master password?

I love the master password to protect my logins, but it would be really great if you guys added in a delay. I should be able to set it to where I only have to enter my pa… (read more)

I love the master password to protect my logins, but it would be really great if you guys added in a delay. I should be able to set it to where I only have to enter my password once a day or once every 2-3 hours. Yes, of course leave the option to have it pop-up every session, but I really wish I didn't have to do it everytime I open firefox.

Asked by lecraeman 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Could we lose passwords on all devices in Firefox if we cannot reme our master password on one device, but hav no master password on another device for Firefox?

If we cannot remember our Firefox master password on one device, but have no master password on another device for Firefox, would we lose all of our Firefox passwords on … (read more)

If we cannot remember our Firefox master password on one device, but have no master password on another device for Firefox, would we lose all of our Firefox passwords on all devices?

Asked by TheNOLArtist 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Too many requests for master password

Windows 10, Version 10.0.15063 Build 15063. Firefox ver. 66.0.2 I think this problem roughly corresponds to the last Firefox update, but I can't be sure. Previously the… (read more)

Windows 10, Version 10.0.15063 Build 15063. Firefox ver. 66.0.2 I think this problem roughly corresponds to the last Firefox update, but I can't be sure. Previously the request for my master password only came after I first opened Firefox, and then if I restarted it and tryed to log in to a saved site. Now it comes up many times during use of a site, sometimes when I typing in a request for something unrelated to logging in. It also interrupts the typing on the site and starts typing the rest of what I'm doing in the request for master Pw box.

Asked by gwhitcomb 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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My masterpassword (unchanged) no longer is working. Why?

Had to have my computer serviced when i got it back today my master password was not working. How do I resolve this? Preferably without losing all my saved passwords. … (read more)

Had to have my computer serviced when i got it back today my master password was not working. How do I resolve this? Preferably without losing all my saved passwords.

Asked by vagabond-wilke 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago